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Anyone advise ? Michelin warn against using tubed tyres (deserts) on a tubeless rim. I have an R80GS. I realise that putting a tubed tyre on a tubeless rim is an effort but i didnt realise that it could cause damage to the tyre when being used off road.Should i do it anyway or stick to a tubeless tyre - if so what tubeless compares to a desert?
I have a 1999 registered R80GS basic with tubeless rims.
The main michelin web site www.michelin.com contains a sub-field called "safety information" It does not specify deserts in particular but gives the following advice " Do not use any tube in any tyre when mounted on a tubeless rim or wheel as the internal shape of tubeless rims/wheels can damage an inner tube and cause deflation"
I was wondering if this was just some marketing paranoia by Michelin or if experience has proved this to be true.
Ok, R80GS basic - wish BMW was a little clearer on their models - have to watch the / in the G/S and GS, many people don't realise how different they are.
Sounds like mostly marketing paranoia to me, BUT - why use tubes when you have a tubeless rim? Tubeless is far superior. And there is probably some truth in their statement.
If you MUST use a tube because the tire is tubetype, and you CAN'T find a replacement tubeless tire, I wouldn't personally worry about it - but I have to follow Michelin's recommendation and say don't do it.
The Conti site shows the different profiles of the two rims in the Safety page. It's worth a good read through. (The Conti site is confused on BMW model designations, so be careful)
I would try very hard to find an appropriate tubeless tire. Sorry I can't make any recommendation on which one, but do check out the Continental http://www.conti-tyres.co.uk and Metzeler http://www.metzeler.com websites as well, there is bound to be something. Conti TKC80's come to mind.
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